Coventry Airport (CVT) opened in 1936. Following the Second World War, it returned to civilian use and has been operating cargo and passenger services ever since, mainly to UK and short-haul European destinations such as the Channel Islands and Spain.
The airport is only a few miles from Coventry and is also very close to Birmingham International Airport. Coventry Airport’s location is remarkably central – it is very much in the centre of England and is within a few miles of the M6, M45, M42 and M40 motorways, with the M1 only a short drive to the east.
Coventry Airport has substantial cargo operations; its central location makes it ideal as a UK cargo hub. Its passenger operations are currently restricted to charter flights, private flights and pilot training and it has limited passenger terminal facilities. Coventry Airport’s prospects as a major passenger airport are limited somewhat by its proximity – at just 13 miles – to Birmingham International Airport, which offers a wide range of scheduled passenger flights.
Van hire is available from Coventry Airport; a standard range of hire vans should be available with pre-booking: